Laptop/Classmate/cRIO/bridge/router wiring help

Hi,
Is there a guide to hooking all of these things up, or is it just (educated) guess work? Because that’s what we’ve been using. What I mean is which items are connected to what by Ethernet cables, and which type (crossover/regular)? BTW, We use a separate laptop (not the classmate) to upload code to the robot, so that should be factored in. Sorry for the stupid/ super basic question. Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

Yes, there is a guide.
No, just guessing will result in damage that can get expen$ive.

For the guide, start at www.usfirst.org, click on the FRC link at top.
Or search the forum for more info

Good Luck.

It’s kind of buried in the Getting Started manual. A sentence here, a sentence there.

There are several different ways to hook it all up, but typical setup would be:

  • Classmate -> router
  • programming PC -> router
  • router -> robot wireless bridge
  • robot bridge to cRIO
    You can cable directly or setup the wireless to work on both computers to the router. Wireless for the classmate requires that the router have wireless g enabled in addition to N.

The router can also connect directly to the robot cRIO via Ethernet cable.